About RoadBlock

What is the RoadBlock Run?

In a nutshell, it is a friendly, 7K fun-run with crazy obstacles, organised by the Scottish charity Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland.

The next 7K fun-run with an obstacle twist will take place in Edinburgh on Sunday 10 September 2017.

You can run, jog or walk the route as an individual or as a team - but remember, the emphasis is on having fun! The run has more than 10 obstacles designed to get you sliding, climbing, scrambling, crawling and laughing before you know it. Inflatables, lorries, tunnels, bootcamp... you never know what you might find! Fancy dress is encouraged as well!

RoadBlock Run is part of a family of obstacle runs that originally started in 2009 under the name of Urbanathlon Scotland. 2017 will see the eleventh run in the series, and so far the fun-runs have helped raise over £300,000 for Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland.

Check out some pictures from previous runs here and here

How does it work?

We ask each participant to register by paying £9, and then to raise an additional £40 in sponsorship for Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland. Your regional fundraising advisor will provide support and advice to help you raise sponsorship from your friends, family and colleagues. We encourage people to aim to raise as much as they can to support our work.

Enter as an individual or a team

We love teamwork, and a prize will be awarded for the best team name. However individuals are welcome too - our RoadBlock Runners are a friendly lot! Everyone needs to sign up individually and personally agree to the event disclaimer, but you can link yourself to your other team members by entering your team name when asked on the registration form.

Got a question?

Check out our Frequently Asked Questions section (FAQ)

How to enter

To ensure we keep the run flowing, and to give you the best experience on the route possible, we will release people in 'waves'. Please choose a wave during registration as follows:

  • Red wave – 11.30am start (recommended if you intend to run the whole course)
  • Yellow wave – 11.45am start
  • Green wave – 12pm start
  • Blue wave – 12.15pm start – (recommended if you intend to walk the course, or would complete a 10K in 90 minutes or longer)

Please note you will be required to register on the day to pick up your number and wave wristband one hour before your start time.

Raise money while you run

Unlike most other obstacle runs, the Roadblock Run is organised completely by Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland and all proceeds go to charity, either CHSS or one of our affiliated charities. If you would like to run for one of our affiliated charities, contact them directly by following the links below:

Garvald Edinburgh 
Contact name: Darren Pike
Phone number: 0131 516 2776
Email: darrenpike@garvaldedinburgh.org.uk

Meningitis Research Foundation 
Contact name: Katie Yule
Phone number: 0131 510 2345
Email: katieyule@scotland-meningitis.org.uk

Scottish Cot Death Trust 
Contact name: Lynne Mackenzie
Phone number: 07855 779 003
Email: lynne.mackenzie5@nhs.net

 

 Register for the 2017 event now!

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